15 Woe be unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye compass sea and [a]land to make one of your profession: and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell, than you yourselves.
16 Woe be unto you blind guides, which say, Whosoever sweareth by the Temple, it is nothing: but whosoever sweareth by the gold of the Temple, he [b]offendeth.
17 Ye fools and blind, Whether is greater, the gold, or the Temple that [c]sanctifieth the gold?
Matthew 23:15The dry part: now that part of that earth is called dry, which the Lord hath given us to dwell upon.
Matthew 23:16Is a debtor. Sins are called in the Syrian tongue, Debts, and it is certain that Christ spake in the Syrian tongue.
Matthew 23:17Causeth the gold to be counted holy, which is dedicated to an holy use.
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